Monday, November 22, 2021

Interviews, Writing Tips, and Books

Today I'm being interviewed over at Tyrean Martinson's blog. So if you'd like to know my top tips for writing, or where I find inspiration, or some other quirky things about me, then head on over.


And if you haven't picked up a copy of Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional for yourself or a gift for Christmas, then know it's now available as an ebook, paperback, and hardcover.

If you prefer fantasy, then I also have the Wielder's Storm Trilogy as a box set, or you can pick up the series individually starting with Wielder's Prize.

And if you prefer science fiction, then maybe try Tyrean Martinson's Rayatana series of novellas starting with Lift Off which is currently on sale for a short time only.

What are you reading at the moment?  

(And oh my goodness, have you seen the new Netflix animated series called Arcane? It's excellent! I highly recommend it and I've only seen the first two episodes so far.)

Don't forget to pop on over to Tyrean Martinson's blog.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Of Wonders and Scavenger Hunt Giveaways

Today I'm promoting the release of the new edition of Cling to God:365-Day Devotional over at Lynn Simpson's website. I'm talking about just one of the many wonders of this world. Please pop on over and check it out. 


Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

I'm also taking part in a fun scavenger hunt to celebrate Patricia Josephine's birthday/anniversary, which starts tomorrow.

To take part in the giveaway, head over to Patricia's Blog for details and the list of other participants. 

(Before you go, you might want to jot down the clue below written in red).

Luc has regrets, but is the Devil worth forgiving?

Luc lives the quiet life in a small town as a priest. It is his atonement for his past wrongs against his family that banished him from their lives. A chance meeting with a beautiful, young woman named Rose throws his resolve into question. Does he want to go home if it means never seeing Rose again? He sees no choice, Rose could never accept who he really is. 

When when a Satanic cult from Luc’s past kidnaps Rose, Luc must not only face the cult, but himself if he wants to save Rose. Doing so means she will learn the truth. Will Rose be able to reconcile the truth with the soft-spoken man she knows? Or will Luc lose her forever? 

Mistakes of the Past is a sweet romance, urban fantasy about over coming past mistakes and owning who you are. Steam Rating: Sweet (Kissing only.) ​

Available for $3.99 at Amazon or read for free in Kindle Unlimited! Add to Goodreads


Do you enjoy scavenger Hunts and giveaways? What have you been up to lately?

Don't forget to check out my guest post on Lynn Simpson's website.


Monday, November 15, 2021

Book Cover Creation and Bloo Moose

Today I'm over at Jemi Fraser's blog, talking about the Art of Book Cover Creation. Please pop on over to find out more.

But while you're still here, I'd like to share Jemi's latest Bloo Moose Romance, which releases tomorrow on Nov 16th (or you can pre-order now)...just in time for Christmas! 

Reaching for Home

Nia Alexander is leaving the costume rooms of Hollywood in her rear view mirror and taking her son across the country for a fresh start and a white Christmas. She’s also hoping to leave behind the threats from the jerk who didn’t want to hear the word No. 

Jaz LaChance is never going back to the limelight. It’s been almost a decade since his photos were splashed in magazines and on billboards. Funding new businesses in Bloo Moose is better. Until Nia turns out to be a new tenant. Nia saved his ass once, but every time he looks at her, he remembers the humiliation of that night. 

When Jaz discovers Nia is being threatened, he needs to figure out how to leave the past truly where it belongs. If they can trust each other they might be able to make a home of their own for the holidays. 

REACHING FOR HOME is the 9th book in the Bloo Moose Romance series, although each book in the series is a stand alone. The book contains some strong language and sexy times. Enjoy! 

Check it out on Jemi Fraser's Website

My book, Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional, is also being featured in Follower News on Literary Rambles. Please pop on over there too and support this wonderful website! 

And don't forget to check out my post on The Art of Book Cover Creation.

Monday, November 8, 2021

On Gratitude

Because of the recent launch of the new edition of Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional, I'm out and about more than usual. (I've been a bit of a hermit the last few months for various reasons, one of which is getting this book ready for its exciting release into the world). 

So, today I'm over at Patricia Josephine/Lynne's blog, writing about gratitude. Please pop on over to check it out and say hi. 

A big thanks to Patricia and my lovely supporters, helpers, and readers. You are all so wonderful. I deeply appreciate all of you.


For something different, I'm also taking part in a book promo, so if you love Epic Fantasy reads, then you might find a new treasure in this lot: HERE

Don't forget to check out Patricia Josephine/Lynne's blog.

What's your favourite genre to read? Do you have a tendency to hermit away when you get busy or life becomes more of a challenge than usual?


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Launch Day and Book Titles vs Blurbs #IWSG

Today is the exciting and official launch of the new edition of Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional.

This special devotional book is a year-long journey with daily inspirational messages and uplifting scripture to help you spend time with God. With 365 days of short Bible-based teachings, it is faith building and thought provoking. It will encourage and refresh with reassuring reminders of God’s love. 

365 days of inspiration and Bible wisdom to lighten your heart.
365 devotions to bring you peace in uncertain times.
365 ways to Cling to God. 

A great companion for individual worship or for group Bible study. The perfect gift book or personal keepsake that will be cherished for years to come. 

Start each morning with Cling to God to brighten your day and draw closer to God. 

Available as Kindle ebook, Paperback, and Hardcover.

I'm super excited about the hardcover.

For a short time only, you can get the ebook for the special launch price of $2.99

If you don't own a kindle, you can pick up the free kindle app and read my book on your phone, tablet, or computer. 


Titles vs Blurbs. Which is the more difficult to write?

This is the IWSG question of the month, and it's not an easy one to answer. Both the title of the book and the blurb are important. The title is the first thing a potential reader will see after the cover. It defines the book. If done well, it places the book in a clear genre/category and entices the reader to pick it up. Once picked up, the blurb is the next stage of the decision-making process to read the book. No pressure. 

Sometimes the title is the first inspiration I get before the book is even written. Other times, I struggle badly. I had a massive brain-block with an old fantasy story. When the story was picked up by a publisher, it had a terrible name. Blood in the Snow. It sounded like a crime story! Thankfully my publisher suggested we brainstorm a few titles until at last we agreed on Birthright. The original story is no longer in print and when I got the rights back, I rewrote the whole thing and released it as Well of Ash. That title came to me like a strike of inspirational lightning. 

Blurbs are a whole different story. I always struggle with blurbs. I'll admit non-fiction blurbs are a thousand times easier than fiction blurbs, but I still question everything over and over. Is it interesting enough? Have I captured the book without giving too much away? Have I captured it enough to snag the reader's interest? Have I reflected the genre well? Have I included the conflict, the excitement, the essence of what I love about the story? 

My best advice on the topic is take your time. Let the new title or blurb sit for a while before sending it out into the world. Get second opinions. Do your research. But mostly, don't rush. 


Please visit the blogs of the lovely and generous people helping me with my book launch today for Cling to God: 365-Day Devotional. Tyrean Martinson, Jemi Fraser, and Lynn Simpson. Thanks so much! You're all so wonderful!

How about you? What are your tips for writing titles and blurbs? Are you excited about my new release? What's your reading preference: ebooks, paperbacks or hardcovers?